AG Knudsen says CMS May Enforce COVID 19 Vaccination Mandates

KGVO learned from the Montana Hospital Association on Wednesday that the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) newly released vaccination mandate has to possible methods for hospital employees to opt out.

KGVO spoke with Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen on Thursday and praised the fact that the Biden Administration’s OSHA vaccination mandate has been permanently blocked.

“This OSHA rule that the President gave a speech about clear back in August, we knew it was coming,” said Knudsen. “Montana and several other states prepared for it, and when that OSHA rule did finally come down, we filed suit. The bottom line is they overstepped their bounds. They were purporting to use a seldomly used OSHA rule that would have required two thirds of the workforce in the country to go through a mandated health procedure.”

Knudsen continued his comments on the OSHA ruling.

“If the president has the authority to snap his fingers and make a decision like that for the US economy, well, then what else can the President do?” he asked. “That really was the crux of the argument for me. But we got that enjoined at the Federal Court level. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals actually stepped in and wrote

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